Mystify: Michael Hutchence (2009)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 42m
“Everyone wanted a piece of him”

From his one-of-a-kind stage presence to his much-publicised romantic dalliances with the likes of Kylie Minogue, Michael Hutchence was an icon of Australian rock like no other. But a traumatic brain injury and growing addiction issues brought the heady dream to a tragic end in Sydney come 1997. A veritable cornucopia of rarely-seen footage, eye-opening home videos and astounding music, behold an intimate and insightful portrait of the internationally renowned INXS frontman. Deftly woven from an extraordinary archive of rich imagery, Richard Lowenstein’s documentary delves beneath Hutchence’s public persona and transports us through the looking glass to reveal a multifaceted, intensely sensitive and complex man.

“A terrific documentary, and as complete a portrait of this talented singer as you could wish” — David Stratton, The Australian